I really hate President Obama. I hate him with the white-hot intensity of 1000 suns. That being said, I can’t help but note that it is a genuine human tragedy that a man who’s very presidency is historic by virtue of his mere physicality is LITERALLY wadding up an opportunity to be hailed as the savior of his country and throwing it in the trash because of his stubborn refusal to throw away his ideological straitjacket. It is amazing to see the power of quasi-religious fervor in action–an unwavering belief in a course of action taken utterly without regard to the consequences. The cognitive dissonance must be killing him!
With bad economic news mounting, Obama has the chance here to put the OPPOSITE of everything he has tried into action–HIS methods aren’t working, why not give it a whirl? He doesn’t seem to grasp that the PEOPLE dont CARE whether the means he uses to turn the economy around are consistent with HIS worldview or not–they wouldn’t CARE if it was laissez-faire capitalism that did the job HE would get the PERSONAL enduring credit for saving us from this mess. He would be hailed as the second coming of the Founders forever, he’d probably be point on Mt. Rushmore. That he is not trying to accomplish this is dispositive proof that he suffers from some manner of ego deformation in that his entire image is vested NOT selfishly in his OWN personal success, but self-sacrificially in success of an external ideology. For all his haughty mien, there is a lack of a “there” there with regards to his conception of self, and no amount of Mussolini faces can hide it–he is an Empty Suit wed to a null set of ideas that are destroying us.